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CID residents, task force surprised at Navigation Center scheduled July 12 opening

The City has announced that a new, low-barrier, 24-hour shelter for the homeless will open on July 12 at the Pearl Warren Building at 606 12th Ave S, near the Little Saigon neighborhood

Residents, affordable housing advocates raise concerns over CID upzone at City Hall

Overall, public testimony was divided between people cautiously approving the proposed MHA upzone, or demanding a re-approach to the plan. After public comment, Councilmember Rob Johnson invited members of the public to return on Tuesday, June 9 at 9:30 a.m., when the committee will discuss the proposal again. Councilmember Johnson, Herbold, O’Brien and Sawant (absent on the day), urged community members to engage them further on the issue.

Chinatown International District community reacts to upzoning, affordable housing plan, and fears of displacement

Seattle’s Chinatown International District is an iconic place, but due to development pressures, this historic neighborhood could change quickly. Last month, Mayor Ed Murray sent legislation to the Seattle City Council that would require any new...

Sen. Bob Hasegawa enters Seattle mayoral race

Washington State Sen. Bob Hasegawa today has officially declared his candidacy for the Mayor of Seattle. The longtime South Seattle State Senator has entered the race declaring in a statement that “he believes that...

Councilmember Tim Burgess proposes legislation to regulate Short Term Rentals in Seattle

The regulation of these short-term rentals is a lesser-known way of tackling the epidemic of housing shortages across the city, particularly in the International District. A 2016 report by Puget Sound Sage examined how Airbnb and other short-term rentals would contribute to inflating housing prices and displacement.

Sawant rallies in support of LGBTQ rights and NoDAPL movement

On Saturday, February 11, several hundred gathered in Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill as Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant led a rally with environmental, indigenous, and LGBTQ activists to denounce the Trump administration...

Jayapal leads Westlake Square Rally to save Affordable Care Act

On Sunday, January 15, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and supporters of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gathered in downtown’s Westlake Square to defend outgoing President Barack Obama’s signature health care legislation from being gutted by...